Monday, December 29, 2014

Blogging Break.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I have been having a small blogging break and will continue for a little longer yet. The next couple of weeks I will be catching up with family, friends and local sightseeing.

                                             Happy and Safe New Year.

Happy stitching.............

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas


     Merry Christmas from our house to yours have a wonderful day with family and friends !

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our Sewing Groups Christmas Party

I packed my basket and headed off to Shelley's place for our Christmas break up this morning.  The year has flown by so quickly ...whew. I had a few more projects to finish off on the weekend but instead spent most of it sleeping. ( I think I caught  a sleeping bug ). Anyway it was a wonderful day and as usual Shelley was the perfect hostess and the table looked beautiful with all the swap presents and later food. Just a couple of pictures most of us are photo shy......

Last year carol dressed up as Santa this year she was Santa's little helper asking if we had been naughty or nice....soooo much fun.
Lots of pressies....

Happy stitching......

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FHFS Christmas Countdown Day 1

Michelle sent me a beautiful pack of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" cards.



Thank you so much Michelle they are just beautiful .

Happy stitching........

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chalk Paint

Chalk painted cabinets.

Spent some of the week end preparing a new Tilda corner. So far....... Lots of room for new Tilda items.....hehe..

After using chalk paint.....

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Another Stonefields block finished. 
Imogen's Sunburst

We had our AGM Christmas meeting today. Everyone had a wonderful time lots of delicious food, chatting , and some stitching. We also donate money to some of the local services. 

I did manage to finish top stitching around my Tilda placemat.

Happy stitching .....


I began sewing Friday afternoon at Sewn and Quilted where I caught up with Melody,Alison, and the other lovely ladies.

Where I began on another Stonefields block Imogen's Sunburst.Then continued on into Friday night.

If you would like to see what the other FNWF'ers got up to tonight pop over to Cheryll's.

Happy stitching.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FHFS Christmas Parcel Arrived.

Look what the postie delivered to me from the very talented and beautiful  Michelle Ridgway. Inside lots of beautifully wrapped presents and one with a card that read Post Christmas survival kit open now. Attached to it,a beautiful hand made card (which I will treasure ) and inside the box  Michelle's book of 8 quilted labels and red thread. Yummy snacks, English tea, latte coffee and a tube of gorgeous hand cream.






Thank you sooooo much my lovely friend. I will always treasure the memories of the special box delivered Christmas 2014 .

Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekend Gardening

Gardening........planting a cherry tree and some veggies, tidying the garden up for Christmas.

Almost the end of my beautiful Climbing rose till next season.

Monday, November 24, 2014

More Tilda

Tilda houses prepared and ready for stitching.

Happy stitching.....


 Another bag from my favourite Marg Low book.
Thanks Anthea for organising CTTY

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Decorating Begins

Well it's getting to that time of year when old friends come out to say Hello.
Mr and Mrs Mouse came out to tell us the story "The Night Before Christmas" by Bunny Hill.

Cinnamon Stick Santa  joined in with Tartan Santa and Smiley Reindeer to check out the decorations. They came to live with us last Christmas when it was time for them to leave lovely Keryn at Christmas Creations.  (....p.s. I'm sure she has lots more lovely Santa's etc for adoption......)

Gail Pan's Elve's are watching over the stairs for visitors to make them welcome.

The birds are making sure the candles are ready and Woody Reindeer is on the lookout for Santa and his sleigh.

Happy stitching .....

Saturday, November 22, 2014


I managed to work on "My Town Placemat" making the houses from the new Tilda book Homemade & Happy. Friday morning I woke up with a bad bout of hayfever so much so I pulled out of going to my sit and sew at Sewn and Quilted in the afternoon,preferring to stay indoors and have an early start on FNSI . Well no no no that didn't happen ,once the hayfever got to the point I could actually put my head down and see stitches without sneezing I noticed something in the corner of my eye. Thinking it was a thread I asked Jim to take it off for me,he said there was nothing there to go and flush my eye out and put some eye drops in. I did but it got uncomfortable and more threads seemed to appear, I rang my optometrist and made an appointment for the morning after being told that it sounded like eye floaters and should be looked at. So not much progress on my stitching. This morning after several eye test and drops he confirmed it was eye floaters in my eye, not serious and should get better on its own anywhere between a week to several months. But if it got worse and a few other things to look out for I was to go back. Hehe ......all I cared about was can I still sew...... The answer Yes ....ok then I am happy again:)))))

Thanks Wendy for hosting.

Happy stitching.............

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stonefields Part 2

Blocks for Stonefields part 2 are finished 

 I hope you like what I did with your anchor boy fabric Margaret......

Happy stitching......